Medical Malpractice and Pre-and Post-Surgical Errors

Scheduling a surgical procedure is extremely stressful. You likely have concerns about how the procedure will go. Will it be successful? Will I experience complications on the table? Are my surgeon and surgical team experienced and ready? The truth is, for some patients, even when the procedure goes completely as planned, any errors made before…

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Juul Has a New Fight on Its Hands

Juul, the embattled e-cigarette company, is facing a crossroads. Once the most popular vaping device in the country, Juul’s low sales and constant lawsuits have the company campaigning for its life. As Juul attempts to meet a September deadline with the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to continue selling their products in the United States,…

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Johnson & Johnson Recalling Sunscreen Products

Pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson (J&J) announced July 14 they are recalling five sunscreen products due to the presence of benzene, a known carcinogen. The recall affects only aerosol Neutrogena and Aveeno sunscreen products, which the company advises consumers should stop using immediately. This recall was also announced by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration…

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In-Car Advertising: Is Distracted Driving About to Get Much Worse?

The Ford Motor Company® recently patented technology that supports in-car advertising. The technology, which is not yet in use, is a billboard detector that can read ads and display them inside a moving vehicle. This invention may mean good things for advertisers as it presents a new way to reach potential customers. However, the same…

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Multitasking Surgeons Are the Surgery Risk You May Not Expect

Most patients, when scheduling any type of surgery or medical procedure, do their due diligence. They ask their specialist or primary care physician to recommend the surgeon best suited to perform their specific surgery. They reach out to family and friends who have undergone the same procedure and ask for the name of the surgeon…

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CPSC Finally Bans Dangerous Infant Sleep Products

The phrase “sleep like a baby” is often used to indicate that a person enjoyed a peaceful, carefree night of rest. It is misleading saying, however, because as every parent knows, babies are not always the best sleepers. This is especially true during the first few months, when they tend to sleep for shorter spurts…

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$3 Million Verdict for Medical Malpractice Victim

After a three-day trial and just over nine hours of deliberation, a Henrico County jury returned a verdict in the amount of three million dollars, plus interest, on behalf of our medical malpractice client following the death of her unborn son. The verdict, which came back on April 29, 2021, is Virginia’s first plaintiff’s medical…

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“The Big Three” and Your Risk of Medical Misdiagnosis

Medical misdiagnosis and diagnostic errors put millions of patients at risk of injury each year in the United States. When a patient is diagnosed with the wrong illness, or is not diagnosed at all, they can face delays in treatment or see their condition worsen and progress. A recent study from Johns Hopkins University School…

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